Monday, February 9, 2015

Pondering the Angelus with Art: An Islamic-influenced Annunciation


This page from a 15th century Gospel book hails from the Lake Van region of Turkey. You can probably recognize the Islamic influence on the artist. The book was not only treasured, but actively used for centuries, as attested by the marginal notations throughout. 
For more about this remarkable depiction, see the Flickr page of the Walters Museum of Art.

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